The Encyclopedia of Earth, a project of the National Council for Science and the Environment and Boston University, is a great resource for reliable earth science information. The Encyclopedia of Earth has more than one thousand titles in its collection. The Encyclopedia of Earth is connected to the Earth News which covers the latest writings and research related to Earth science news. The Earth Forum which is also connected to the Encyclopedia of Earth is essentially a very well moderated wiki of writings by experts on Earth science.
Applications for Educators
The Encyclopedia of Earth and its related websites contain valuable, reliable information for science students and teachers. Most of the material on the Encyclopedia of Earth seems to best suited for high school students and some middle school students. The ebook collection on the Encyclopedia of Earth contains some good writing providing little more depth than the articles in the main section of the website.